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petehosk

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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2010, 04:12:21 PM »

BAT 3 - My attempt at batmaking (with help from Andy at SAF)

Would like to think that this was all my work, but without Andy's help, it would have turned out very differently!  :(
It weighs in at a beefy 2'14, and my aim was to ensure that rather than having massive edges, I wanted to take wood from the edges and deposit it in the blade itself.
The meat of the bat is long and wide to ensure maximum power with each stroke.
Andy had his input with his offset edges and perfect balancing - the guy is a Podshaving Guru!!

And I added some lovely Ayrtek bat stickers - and it is going to be an absolute gun of a bat!!  :D

It's Grade 2/3 willow with a couple of blemishes and straight grains to make it look respectable. But what it lacks in not having perfect blemish-free grains, it will more than make up for in performance. The mallet test feels awesome, and I know that Andy's input has ensured that I will have a blaster!!
I know it's not to my normal Grade 1 fine English Willow cosmetically, but it's a one-off!  ;)
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010, 04:15:29 PM »





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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010, 04:18:38 PM »






« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 04:20:56 PM by petehosk »
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2010, 04:27:18 PM »

hey there Pete do you have any Sommers Bats? and how about your oldest bat or is that the magnum? and what about some very early Gilchrist Puma bats? I used to have the old Orange Puma Ballistic 5000, it went down so well once it got renovated by Rob Pack it got stolen while my back was turned!!!!

Don't have any Sommers bats - I know about them but prefer the Screaming Cats if I want an Aussie bat.
The Magnum is old, but also have a couple of other bats which I'll list in this topic.
Have a Puma Millichamp similar to Gilchrist used to use. Also have one of the 'Boxing Day' Ballistic bats from Gilchrist.
Half the time I forget which bats I have! But will try to list them all over the next few months!  :D
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2010, 04:42:23 PM »

Mr Hosk that bat is a beaut :) I'm gonna take a guess as that you will be the only person that will ever be aloud to work with the podmaster :) And have you got any H4L, Redback or SAF?x
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2010, 05:28:53 PM »

Andy owed me a favour, as he would not normally have time to make bats with a rookie like myself.

Alas, I don't have a 'proper' SAF! And Andy isn't planning on selling a bat hoarder like myself one just yet!  :(

I do have a beauty of a Redback which I reviewed originally in the following topic
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=3498.0
But will list updated pics later in this topic and update the review, as it goes soooo well!

And also have a 30 grained H4L which is stunning, but havent had the pleasure of using yet.
So lots of decent bats to be listed in this topic!  ;)
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2010, 06:04:42 PM »

Pete don't you have a black cat shadow?- would love to see pictures of this.
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2010, 06:18:23 PM »

Have a Black Cat Shadow that's my main match bat this year - goes like a rocket!
And 2 other Black Cats too!  ;)
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2010, 06:24:41 PM »

I love that Redback, Looks a train :)
From such a bat expert, what is the best value bat out there under 200 GBP ;)
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2010, 06:46:39 PM »

tommo

is any 2 bats from a company the same????

the anwser your looking for is not available

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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2010, 06:48:52 PM »

Now there's a question without a definitive reply!
Different players like different profiles to be honest!

All I can tell you is that you will really struggle to find a better bat than the Black Cat Shadow for 240!
Same with the Redback for 180!
Have a stunning Lekka RDX grade 1 that cost me under 150 which would take some beating for quality of quid!
Throw in some of the bats of varying prices from Talisman, award winning bats from SAF, not to mention H4L, Ayrtek and other quality custom bats and the choice is amazing!
So it would be a tough decision to choose, but I can guarantee that I am unlikely to ever buy from a shop again!
If I had a budget, I would raise an 'item wanted' topic with my budget and wait for the lush bats to be offered!
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2010, 06:50:11 PM »

Hmm yeah true, pretty stupid question. Like I am stuck on what I want :(
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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2010, 06:54:54 PM »

I think that if you do the items wanted topic, then it may not be a specific bat you get offered.
What I mean by that is you may get offered a 'one off' from Talisman or a specific 'custom made' from SAF?

Foe example, one of the best quality bats I have was a blank which was destined for Younis Khan for under 200 from Talisman. The willow is mind-blowingly good! So don't just think about a certain make of bat.....keep an open mind and don't rush your decision.  8)
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2010, 07:08:29 PM »

Any chance you can post a few pics of the Gilchrist bat fella especially the boxing day version, as i have never heard of that one before!!
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Re: Bat Inventory..............
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2010, 07:15:45 PM »

Have a few more to post first but will certainly look at taking some pics soon.  :D
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